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Xinhua | Updated:2017-12-05 17:26BEIJING — Chinas nine years of compulsory education will not be extended to 12 years, the Department of Basic Education of Chinas Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a statement Tuesday.The statement was released after recent rumors went viral online, indicating the extension of compulsory education as well as the cancellation of the countrys high school entrance exam.”We are yet to have the conditions to include senior high school in compulsory education,” the department said, adding that the main task in terms of senior high school education is for it to meet the needs of more junior high school graduates.According to the statement, despite the goal for senior high school education to be implemented nationwide by 2020, which was included in a plan issued earlier this year, it does not mean senior high school education will be compulsory and free.”Promoting high school education is more about making sure students can attend senior high schools,” the statement read.”Our compulsory education is still imbalanced and insufficient,” the statement continued, suggesting that there are many important tasks to undertake to improve compulsory education in years to come.The department also dismissed rumors that the senior high school entrance exam would be canceled.”We want to cut the number of exams to reduce the pressure on our students,” the statement said.Related StoriesJilin province has new patriotism education baseJulia Gillard: World keen to learn from Chinas education experienceDialogue on education cooperation for Belt and Road held at CUPBChina to legislate on pre-school educationPhotoPolar icebreaker Snow Dragon arrives in AntarcticXis vision on shared future for humanityAir Force units explore new airspaceMacao Light Festival 2017 unveiledCrew members of high-speed trains linking Xian, ChengduFree trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM TrudeauProfile: Xi Jinping and his eraDecoding Xis reportLatestChinas Long March rockets complete 60 commercial launchesWorld Internet Conference concludes in East ChinaMan sentenced to one year in prison for grabbing bus steering wheelChinese president receives credentials of 11 ambassadorsPolar icebreaker Snow Dragon arrives in AntarcticState Council NewsPremier holds annual dialogue with Canadian PMPremier visits Hungary, attends China-CEEC, SCO meetingsExclusiveXis vision on shared future for humanityDialogue links global political partiesHow expats are making their Chinese dream come trueEditors picksBeijing limits signs attached to top of buildings across cityVeteran freight locomotive now leads passenger trainsTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos from across China: Nov 24-30SpecialDiscovering HainanCPC encyclopediaBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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